Definition of downwind in English:


Line breaks: down|wind
Pronunciation: /daʊnˈwɪnd

adverb & adjective

  • In the direction in which the wind is blowing: [as adverb]: warnings were issued to people living downwind of the fire [as adjective]: downwind landings
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    • But we were on the weather side and the rocks and ashes had been blowing downwind and we weren't on that side of the volcano.
    • We even skip the 2:15 start time given our ability to stay put and not get blown downwind.
    • And so in Tasmania we have no significant detriment in the downwind direction.

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